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Verbatim: Students react to tardy policy

A new tardy policy implemented this year would encourage teachers to reach out to families when students have more than three tardies in a class. Students who accumulate tardies across multiple class periods will be assigned to a Study Hall intervention session with an administrator. 

The Paly Voice asked Palo Alto High School students about their thoughts on the new policy.

“Being on time is just a good habit to develop, and having an email sent home to my parents did help with my attendance a lot, I haven’t been tardy since I got the email.”

— senior Diya Lansberg

“The tardy policy just gives me more pressure to have to be on time. The school should be a little more laid back in terms of tardiness. If you’re only two minutes late, they shouldn’t be so strict about it.”

— freshman Kane Do

The tardy policy has affected me quite a bit because especially in the mornings, I’m typically a little bit late. Even though I might be there before any actual material has been started, I still receive a tardy. Until actual material starts, tardies should not be applicable.”

— sophomore Malcolm Ginwalla

“I’m not usually tardy, so the policy hasn’t really affected me yet. Having a stricter tardy policy is good, because it’ll make sure people get to class on time, but not too strict because sometimes you’re going to be tardy no matter what.”

— junior Freya Lyon

Photos by Anna Feng and Sophia Yang

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Anna Feng
Anna Feng, Senior Staff Writer
Anna Feng (Class of 2024) joined The Voice her sophomore year. Outside of journalism, she enjoys volunteering, listening to podcasts and spending time outdoors.
Sophia Yang
Sophia Yang, Senior Staff Writer
Sophia Yang (Class of 2024) joined The Voice her sophomore year and enjoys running, hiking, and spending long afternoons reading.

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